http://www.tax.virginia.gov Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, Virginia will hold a sales tax holiday. Back-to-school supplies such as clothes, backpacks, pens, pencils, binders and pads can be purchased tax-free. Emergency preparedness supplies like flashlights, weather radios, fire extinguishers, batteries and first-aid kits also are available for tax-free purchase. So get ready for school – and be prepared for any emergency – during the Sales Tax Holiday weekend, Aug. 7-9. Visit http://www.tax.virginia.gov for more on the tax holiday and what qualifies for a tax-free purchase.